Worcester MP Robin Walker has encouraged young people in his constituency to enter the annual Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition. In 2022 Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate 70 years as Head of the Commonwealth.
The Queen’s seven decades of service to the Commonwealth are an inspiring example of the steadfast commitment and important contribution we can all make to our societies.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2022 (QCEC) asks entrants to explore the positive impact that can be achieved through dedication and selfless commitment to our Commonwealth.
The QCEC, delivered by the Royal Commonwealth Society, is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools. It offers thousands of young people, whatever their background, the opportunity to make their voices heard on a global platform. In this Platinum Jubilee year of our Sovereign, Her Majesty The Queen, young Commonwealth writers are asked to reflect on inspirational leadership and to explore the positive impact that can be achieved through commitment to their communities within the theme ‘Our Commonwealth’.
Open to all UK residents, aged 18 and under, the competition has two age categories for those aged 14 – 18 years, and those under 14 years. Winners from each category will win a trip to London for a week of educational and cultural activities, culminating in an awards ceremony, usually held at Buckingham Palace and hosted by the Society’s Vice-Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. All successful entries are recognised for their participation.
"I have written to all schools in my constituency encouraging students to participate in the competition on this special Platinum Jubilee year. Her Majesty's 70 years as the head of the Commonwealth is an important landmark and this competition is a brilliant opportunity for young people to use their creativity to mark the occasion."
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition will close for submissions on the 30 June 2022. For more information please visit, www.royalcwsociety.org.